|12-30-2010, 06:20 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Ok, before the wolves attack.
1. R/C is an expensive hobby. If anyone had any illusion that it isn't, they are in the wrong hobby.
2. No one is saying you have to buy a star. Yes other websites don't require this purchase , but how many other websites have the largest following specific to one area of R/C ?, How many R/C websites have specific hobby brand vendors ?, How many R/C websites offer a forsale section that adds are approved before they are listed and are controlled by consumer feedback ?, How many R/C websites offer product giveaways on a normal basis of generally anywhere from $1.00 to $1500.00 in product ?, And how many R/C websites offer brand specific advice that can offer a newb the chance to be a pro driver if they want to bad enough ? Basically if your a crawler, this site is your support system. Support that allows all of to continue to support you.
Last edited by team3six; 12-30-2010 at 06:41 AM.
|12-30-2010, 07:02 AM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2009
have a great new year
|12-30-2010, 07:11 AM||#6|
I wanna be Dave
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Molon Labe
1 yr subscription to RCCA = $27.95 amount of crawler specific information for that price = about 10 pages per year
Amount of give aways per yr = 0!
1yr rcc $20 amount of crawler specific information for that price = about 10 gb
Amount of giveaways per yr = about 100 (or close to $5000)
you do the math
|12-30-2010, 08:55 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Well thanks guys for your words......i dont do all this internet trickery but i always thought that people are friendly and happy to share there knowlage etc for free....not just cause you have a star (its part of the hobby) ....YES i understand that the forum doesnt get run for free and yes there is a tonne of work that goes on behind the scene (i was a mod on RCU for 2years +)...on other boards im on the advertisers pay for the forum upkeep and the mods look after it because they want to.
Belive me i know what this hobby costs (12years +) i have 2 crawlers ATM (XR10 and a BERG) both been MOA's and running twin FXR's from a 4pk its not cheap
I realy hope that if i needed advice that members wouldnt help just cause i dont have a star
My rant over
|12-30-2010, 01:08 PM||#8|
Livin' in North 'ho...
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North Idaho
The forum is free...
But, it you want the perks (i.e. avatar, contest entry, larger mail box, custom profile, faster searching, instant access to the 'For Sale' section, etc...), it will cost you 20 bones... Also, a lot of us won't trade from anyone that does not have a star, and I'm very leary about buying from someone with out a star and less than 200 posts...
My first month as a paid member I won't over $100 worth of gear in contests...
Well said team3six!!!!
Last edited by Greatscott; 12-30-2010 at 01:12 PM.
|12-30-2010, 04:19 PM||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2008
OK, not to pick on you and honestly I have no idea how old you are or your experience.
How many crawler specific events does RCU and their advertisers support a year?
How many of them MOD's at RCU are just kids on a power trip? RCC has some of the very best Mods and Owners who not only interact with the RCC community, but are older guys who have been involved with the development of this website from day one, are active crawlers with experience, and are not on a power trip, but here to maintain order to make this a great place to be.
Does RCU and or their advertisers have connections and work closely with other manufacturers to develop better products for Crawlers?
and this is what we do as just one of the examples...
POLL: Who wants to own Axial axle's in Aluminum
Does RCU and or their advertisers join the website and actively interact with their customers to help bring in or produce needed product?
RPPHOBBY.COM- Post public questions,suggestions, or feedback here
Is anyone from RCU or their affiliates active members behind developing and maintaining competition rules for crawler comps?
How many Vendors on RCU are actual developers or crawler specific vendors that are actively involved with the crawlers?
Does RCU offer giveaways like these?
***Official 1.9 RCC Holiday giveaway***
Giveaway! Merry Christmas from your RCC Vendors! - Ends 1/24/11
Does RCU and their advertisers run auctions or raise money for good causes?
Pajero Charity Drawing is ON!
STEVESTOCK - RC4wd Bully ARTR Raffle
Autism Awareness Decals, Keychains
Does RCU and their advertisers offer you a 98% safe place to purchase used, new, or unrelated items for sale and offer you a place to comment on the transaction with a feedback so others can feel safe about purchasing an item(s) from someone else. and actively have Moderators and the owners involved in resolving issues if a deal goes bad and dealing with it swiftly?
Does RCU have over 45,000 members strong with half of the members being that of guys who are highly experienced in Crawling as well as compete?
Like I said, you do not need to purchase a star and in all honesty you don't have to have one to be here or even enter the for sale section as long as you remain a member for the term of the rules to gain access.
But you have to realize that this website is the largest specific R/C website for a reason. We have EVERYTHING that the Crawler can need, ask for or find in one place and no one can compete with that. |If you ask me, thats a small price to pay for all that is offered.
Last edited by team3six; 12-30-2010 at 04:21 PM.
|12-31-2010, 12:14 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Im more than happy to help pay for the upkeep of a site if i feel its worth it to me....from a lot of what ive seen so far i wont be unless attitudes change (i feel that this star thing is pushed a little too much but thats my opinion) some and i mean some not all seam to have a bad attitude that because they have a star they are above you .
Sorry to have to put this on here but thats just my opinion....i have traded with members on here and will continue to use the forum as some threads have a wealth of info that is and has helped me.
The vendors on here are buy far the best support ive seen for any RC related forum and i thank them for there help and support.
I look forward to hopefully becoming a star owner at some point
|12-31-2010, 12:47 AM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Temecula Ca
Ive been on RCC for about a year and 3 months and love the web sight I'm at least a couple hrs a night and also won twice this year in prize give aways, Buy a star Is well worth it. And there a lot of good help and deals here. Keep On Rockn RCC.
|12-31-2010, 03:07 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Calgary Crawlers, Alberta, Canada
My 2¢ (although I might get reamed for this I just can't help it)
I doubt anyone who has asked any form of question on these forums has not saved $20 by doing so. There's a guy at our local hobby shop who has sold tons of 85T motors to new crawlers because he said "Crawlers need torque, not speed. This is your motor" He's a racer and didn't realize most crawlers have a transmission for gear reduction. That's $20-30 wasted right there that could have been saved with a little trip to RCC. The same guy has sold lots of people a speed control with a 2 second reverse delay, again not realizing that it's useless for a crawler because he doesn't know the difference. There is such a wealth of information here on RCC that I find it hard to believe that anyone can spend a month here without saving $20 just on the tips and tricks they can read here without even making a post. This isn't even counting the money you can save in the classifieds, which to any avid parts buyer is $100+ a year. Add this to the fact that any build you attempt will be finished better and quicker with the help of the members here. And all this you can get for free, or the low price of 30 days and 30 useful posts.
Now if this was me and I had gotten this far without a star, I personally would feel bad that I hadn't contributed anything to a site that has helped me this much. If the Salvation Army helped you to rebuild your house after a disaster, would you not donate back to them when you were in a position to do so? I'm just amazed at the number of people who say "I'll buy a star when it's useful for me to do so" without realizing how much RCC has benefited them so far. If it wasn't for the good people who do support this site it would have disappeared a long time ago, or at the very least it would never have gotten to where it is today. I've had a question many times and posted it up. Within an hour I've had 3-4 replies from people who know, got my answer and been back to work before I could've drove to my local hobby shop for mediocre advice at best.
Also, call me biased but if I log in and I see 2 people have a question and I only have time to help out one of those people, sorry but I'm picking the guy with a star. If 2 people have an item for sale for the same price, I'm buying from the one with a star. It just shows they have made a conscientious effort to contribute something to the site. Seriously, $20 a year is pocket change even if you're 15 and work at McDonalds, it's 6¢ a day and who seriously can't afford that?
Sorry to go off on a rant and probably piss some people off but that's just my opinion, as wrong or biased as you may think it is.
Last edited by AdverseCity; 12-31-2010 at 03:34 AM.
|12-31-2010, 03:36 AM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: just cuz you cant see the grey,doesnt mean its not there.
I can understand a person who truelly is new,and doesnt know for sure
if they want to get into the hobby,or frequent rcc.
But if your a regulare,you should pay up IMO
Its like my nephew who collects welfair and foodstamps.
Can he work and pay his way-yes
but he simply wont,that means to me that he and others like him
are simply unwilling to contribute.
This aint the welfair office,this is RCC,You dont want to be one of the guys who take all the good info/ect from the site and refuse to contribute.
And just cuz it frustrates me that some dont contribute,it doesnt mean I think I'm better than them,it means I think they are being an ars for not helping out.
Last edited by rock hard; 12-31-2010 at 03:39 AM.
|12-31-2010, 04:38 AM||#15|
Try to Bend it
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth Australia
Could be worth having a read here.
Reasons to support RCC....
I am an Aussie and bought my star after about 4 Months on this forum. There is no way that I could not have built the crawlers I have, with out the support of members and Vendors on here. Fair enough I can not easily compete with these guys but the star has paid for its self time and time again.
If I had found this place a lot sooner I could have saved the $1000 plus that I dropped into a Tamiya CR-01.
There is always this too.
Last edited by Highlucks; 12-31-2010 at 04:46 AM.
|01-11-2011, 08:47 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Im only 16. So I don't have money. And when I do get money I have to put it in a savings account to save up for drivers ed. But when I get a job and have some more money I planed on getting a star(that is if any one hires me) RCC has helped me a lot. I was gunna buy a Red Cat bully or something like that, but everyone told me how much of a P.O.S. it is. Ive had SO much help on here. So thank you every body for your time. Thank You Thank You.
|01-11-2011, 09:09 AM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Travelers Rest
I purchased a star before I even owned a crawler, simply for the fact that I knew this was something I was very interested in. I know from my years of browsing forums that it takes a lot of work to run them and even though vendors may pay to help keep it up, it's a good idea to help if you can because we the members are what keeps sites like these alive.... Not to mention that purchasing a star right away allowed me to see the classifieds and help me keep my initial cost of getting into crawling lower. Also by purchasing a star I got the chance to enter the 2 awesome giveaways that are going on now!
|03-10-2011, 09:53 PM||#19|
Try to Bend it
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Perth Australia
|03-10-2011, 10:24 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Yeah, but have you ever tried what they call beer? ...
Anyway... Yep. Internets cost money.
Last edited by Badmuthatrucker; 03-10-2011 at 10:27 PM.